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Our latest paper in the media

Our latest paper in the media

The article published recently by ELTE Department of Ethology, and MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethology Research Group in Science is causing a worldwide media buzz. The study, which was first in the world to address how dogs’ brains process human speech, has been picked up by several representatives of the international press and scientific popular science portals, […]

FDP paper published in PLoS ONE

FDP paper published in PLoS ONE

Polgár et al. created a simple food detection test to investigate olfactory capacities of different types of dogs and hand reared wolves. They tested  dogs and wolves in five conditions of increasing difficulity. The results showed that wolves and dog breeds selected for scent work were better than short-nosed dogs and dog from non-scent breeds.  

Search and rescue mission with dogs – video abstract

Search and rescue mission with dogs – video abstract

Swarmix, a joint project of ETH Zurich, EPFL, SUPSI/IDSIA and ELTE University, investigates cooperation and interactions in bio-synthetic swarms. The research work in the SWARMIX project is guided by the creation of a specific validation scenario composed of humans, dogs, and small-sized UAVs aimed at performing search-and-rescue (SAR) missions in outdoor civilian domains. The choice […]

Wolf and dog handraising (2001-2003)

Wolf and dog handraising (2001-2003)

a film by Zoltan Torok, Wild Tales Productions  Dogs’ special domestication processes, their natural socialization to humans, and the possibility of tracing evolutionary changes by comparing dogs’ behavior to that of wolves, make dogs altogether unique for studying the evolution of complex social behavior. Earlier studies on socialized wolves’ behavior tested problem solving, learning ability, […]

Filming at the department

Filming at the department

Last week we got another filming crew with us! Stay tuned to find out where will these scenes appear   And as always, there was also time for some fun after all the hard work for the dogs…

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